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Written by Kendra Szabo
5 Places to Buy Jewelry and Help Women

If you’re anything like me, you love jewelry. But like anything else, so much of it is produced in poor conditions, often utilizing slave labor or even child labor. I already shared with you five great chocolate companies (click here to read it if you haven’t)… Read More

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3 Things Christians Should Know About the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act

Written by Mike Meyers

  It’s easy for us as Christians to steep ourselves into the scriptures. We think about them as hypotheticals or theory, but you can’t separate word from deed. We know that the Bible is filled with passages about serving the vulnerable, but sometimes even followers of Jesus are hesitant… Read More

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5 Ways You Can Help the Fight for Global Fair Labor

Written by Kendra Szabo

Monday, September 3 is Labor Day. It’s a day that we as Americans can celebrate all those who came before us to fight for 40-hour work weeks, weekends, breaks, paid vacation, minimum wage, FMLA, sick leave, and child labor laws. What a joyous holiday to celebrate! Unfortunately, around the globe,… Read More

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Written by Alice Zhang
Tomoyo: A Surprising Case for Hope

Whether in the developed or developing world, hope is a make-it-or-break-it factor that allows people to dream beyond their current reality. Oftentimes, it’s easy to default to talking about ending poverty through simply providing resources like education, clean water, and livelihood training—and forgetting about hope. Food for the Hungry (FH)… Read More

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5 Places to Shop and Save (the World)

Written by Kendra Szabo

If you’re anything like me at all, you love shopping. But even if you’re not, you still have to wear clothes so I’m sure you shop from time to time. Have you ever paused to think about where the clothes you buy and wear come from? Who made them? Was… Read More

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How Humanitarian Workers Change Lives

Written by Beth Allen

On this World Humanitarian Day, we say thank you to the people who end poverty worldwide. Over 98% of Food for the Hungry’s worldwide humanitarian workers serve within their own country. The vast majority of our workers aren’t North Americans living overseas. Instead, Guatemalans help Guatemalans, and Ethiopians serve… Read More

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Written by Kendra Szabo
We Pursue Beauty: This Could be the Best Part of Your Day

If you’re anything like me, getting on the internet and especially social media can feel like walking into a field of land mines. Between fake news, disparaging debate, and sad stories from around the globe, there’s a lot about social media that causes me anxiety. Some people suffer so badly… Read More

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How You Can Help Create Safe Places On International Youth Day

Written by Carrie Woodward

Sacred Places and Safe Spaces My favorite writer-philosopher-activist, Wendell Berry, once put in a poem, There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. That is to say, there are… Read More

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How You Can Help a Family -- For Peanuts

Written by Beth Allen

Cecilia Akwero is eating every day, and you could say the cost of vanquishing her family’s hunger was peanuts. Literally. Cecilia, a widow, is one of millions of South Sudanese refugees who escaped to Uganda.  In happier times, she lived with her husband, her two children, and one grandchild in South… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Sara Chambers
Back to School: 3 Ways to Teach Students About Poverty in the Classroom

Back to school was always an exciting time. As a kid, I remember laying out my strategically planned outfit on my bed the night before. I had each detail planned out from hair accessories to my pencil box. Even in college, I was always excited to get a new syllabus… Read More

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World Breastfeeding Week: How Breastfeeding Contributes to Ending Poverty

Written by Gary Edmonds

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week, a week focused on the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding. Why do that? Because the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) believes “breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms and ensures food security for babies, even… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Your Friendship Can Prevent Human Trafficking

Written by Carrie Woodward

The Kangaroo in Canberra Life in the 21st century is full of challenges, conflicts, and surprises. Just last month, a kangaroo hopped onto the field of a soccer match in Australia’s capital city of Canberra and interrupted… Read More

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Written by Sara Chambers
Updates from the Field: The Power of Cascade Groups

Every year our team compiles a country update for all child sponsors. This update shares what has been happening in the country where their sponsored child lives and gives them a glimpse into the real work that’s happening in the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works. This year,… Read More

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Discovering the “Mission” in Mission Trips

Written by Wendy McMahan

How much can a mission team accomplish in one or two weeks overseas? It depends on a number of factors, but the most important factor is the year-round relationship that the American church builds with the community they’re seeking to serve. The leaders and congregation at Blackhawk… Read More

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How Savings, Farm Animals Overcame a Jail Sentence

Written by Beth Allen

Salim and her two children lived in miserable conditions in Rwanda, after her husband was jailed. But a Food for the Hungry (FH) savings group helped Salim regain not only her income but also her self-esteem. Because she couldn’t provide adequate meals, her children suffered from malnourishment and frequent illnesses. She… Read More

  World Poverty